S6E7 “Roses Are Red, Dina Is Blue”
This week we begin with Amber visiting Melissa. Melissa’s aunt recently passed away and Amber brought some comfort food for the family. The boys don’t understand what’s going on, but Antonia does. Amber feels for Melissa’s family because she is a cancer survivor. Melissa really appreciates Amber’s support during this time.
Nicole is cooking for her dogs. My grandmother used to do that, her dogs ate better than most people. Valentine’s is coming and the whole family is going to Rino and Teresa’s restaurant for the holiday. Bobby and Nicole are doing well, even though her mother hasn’t seen him in a while. She finds Bobby different because he doesn’t need to be around Nicole constantly. Nicole admits that Bobby moves a little more slowly. Apparently moving fast didn’t work out in the past, so maybe moving slowly is the way to go. Nicole’s mother seems way too focused on marriage.
Melissa visits Teresa, who has been signing books. Juicy took the girls out for a date night. Melissa appreciates that Teresa still has a great work ethic, despite everything that’s going on. Teresa is glad that the two can hang out again. Melissa wants to check up on Teresa. She says that as long as she and the kids are healthy, she is happy. Teresa seems to be putting on a brave face, but you can see how worried she is. The two curl up on the couch to watch a movie – The Godfather – which Teresa says is all about family.
Dina is at her attorney’s office. She is very emotional about her divorce. She and Tommy have been separated for over a year, and she wants to know her options. Tommy is keeping the house and Dina doesn’t know how she’s going to live on her own. Her money has always been play money, not mortgage money. Dina says that she isn’t ready to pull the trigger yet. She isn’t sure if she’s doing the right thing and if she’ll ever find love again. Her attorney advises that, although Dina doesn’t want to let go, Tommy isn’t completely present in the relationship. Dina decides to wait until Lexi leaves for college.
Nicole and Teresa are getting together to discuss Bobby. Nicole wants to send a cute picture to Bobby, not a risqué one. She poses by the fire in one of Teresa’s dresses. Nicole is upset because everyone is putting pressure on her and Bobby’s one-year mark. She wishes that her family would back off a little. Nicole wants things to fall into place naturally. Teresa thinks that Nicole is over-reacting.
It’s Valentine’s Day! Teresa and Juicy are reviewing their calendars. She wants to keep up with any meetings that she needs to be present for. Teresa says that things change as you get older and have bigger lives going on. Holidays like Valentine’s aren’t as important as they used to be now that they have their own businesses to run. Juicy feels like they have a good group of people around them right now to help them with their businesses. Teresa is the breadwinner and Juicy is supporting her. She is the brand and Juicy is the brawn. Lol, I think it’s nice that the two are working together and communicating more. I’m finding myself liking Teresa again this season.
Dina is spending Valentine’s night alone with her cats. She’s in her PJ’s eating chocolate. Tommy proposed on Valentine’s day, so she’s having a pity party. Luke, her assistant, calls and she opens up about losing her marriage. Dina is using a “dream spa,” which is like a tanning bed for your face? This is just pathetic, especially when compared to the other ladies’ nights. Why would she come back on the show if this is all she has going on?
Melissa and Joey are having a romantic dinner. She’s glad to have a partner to support her during tough times. Joey tells her that his real estate business is back on track. She worries that he won’t have time for the family with everything else going on. Apparently Joey tried to take their son to school, but took him to the wrong place. Wow, he doesn’t know where his son goes to school. The desert menu comes out and includes a series of sexy photos that Melissa took for him. Joey, of course, loves the gift!
Teresa and Nicole are with their families for dinner. The ladies are all in red, but Bobby and their father are not. Rino toasts to a wonderful family, that he hopes Bobby will be a part of at some point. Way to put the man on the spot! They go around the table and tell the story of the first sweet thing their significant other did for them. Teresa admits that she and Rino have had their ups and downs, but they ended up together. They were married young and divorced at 28, but always loved each other. When it’s her turn, Nicole asks if Bobby is a confirmed bachelor. She feels like he has given her enough right now, but there’s always room for more. Their mother goes on about how they want the best for Nicole. Bobby says that they’re in a great place right now and feels like they need to really get to know each other before marriage. He seems to really have a good head on his shoulders.
Teresa is at a Fabellini event. She finds the public judgment upsetting and wonders if anyone will show up to her event. She feels good when people come to support her. Amber arrives to show her support, even though her husband is trying to maintain a distance. There is a huge line to see Teresa. Victoria Gotti arrives. She and Teresa have been friends for several years. Victoria invites Teresa and Amber to stop by for a drink afterward. Amber seems unsure whether she should go, considering her husband, but decides to go. I’m so over them acting as though Jim is above all of these people. He runs a quickie-mortgage company, he’s not the attorney general!
Joey brings home a cute puppy! Antonia is so excited! Joey wanted to make the kids and Melissa smile. Melissa says that, when she’s sad, Joey will do anything to make her feel better.
Amber and Teresa stop by Victoria’s house. Teresa mentions that Amber lives in Colt’s Neck. Victoria asks how long Amber has known the twins. The timeline of events wasn’t too clear, but here’s the gist: Victoria says that she went to a restaurant years ago and the owner, Rino, came by her table. He seemed enamored with Victoria. She had surgery several weeks later and Rino visited her. He brought her a diamond Rolex, which she didn’t accept. The two stayed friends and Rino talked about Teresa constantly. Later, he told Victoria about his divorce. He said that he cheated on Teresa with Teresa’s mother. Amber and Teresa are shocked!
Amber says that she had never heard that and doesn’t know if it is true. Victoria says that she doesn’t know if Rino was joking, but that he said it in front of many people. Amber doesn’t want to know any more about Teresa and Nicole’s family issues. Hopefully she’s learned not to repeat idle gossip, but I doubt it. Once Amber leaves, Teresa and Victoria continue discussing Rino. Victoria says that she’s often wondered if Teresa A was aware of the rumors. Teresa is most upset that her business is being affected by her legal troubles. Victoria tells her to rise above it. They read a letter that Gia wrote to Teresa. It’s heartbreaking to see how hurt Gia is by what’s going on with her family.
Next week will be the plea deal and we’ll see how it affects all of the families.
Don’t Be Tardy
S3E8 “Outward Bound”
Last week Kim and Kroy were trying to help the boys’ nanny find a man. This week opens with Kim talking about how much she lavishes online shopping and one of her favorite things is when the FedEx truck comes. It’s like Christmas. She has a lot of packages. She opens some more Louis Vuitton luggage and then opens an Amazon box that has a portable shower and a device for peeing in the woods. Kim remembers that Kroy told her she would have to ‘pay’ for the last LV luggage purchase. She finds Kroy and he’s amassed a collection of camping and survival supplies in the man cave. He’s as excited about his supplies as Kim is for her handbags and shoes.
Oddly enough, they go from discussing camping supplies to a trip to the dermatologist, Dr. Cole. Kim has Shun and Kroy along with her. She’s getting Botox on her face, as is Shun. Then she talks Kroy into a chemical peel. And he has one. Seriously? Back at the house Kroy calls a meeting for everyone except the little kids. He has a printout for everyone about surviving in the woods and informs them they’re going camping. The teenage girls say they are not going. Kroy assures them they are going. He tells them no cell phones. They can’t even put down their cell phone for the meeting. They will be unplugged while camping he says. Sweetie, Lana and Kim are a bit concerned about the black bear instructions. Kim is not happy about all this, but he tells her to look at the positives and not the negatives.
It’s a new day and Shun shows up with shopping bags. You might remember she’s Kim’s friend and personal stylist. Kim greets her at the door and notices Dick’s Sporting Goods shopping bags and Shun says with indignation, “Never in my life have I shopped at Dicks!” Kim says if she’s going through with this, at least she’s going to look good. Shun has a lot of camoflauge. Kroy said that Shun has confused hunting with camping. Shun wants to know what you wear then, and he said, like what you have on, T-shirt and pants. Kim and Kroy proceed to talk her into coming along on the trip.
It’s the day of the trip. Kim is dressed in overalls with a white shirt, bandana on her head and hiking boots. Kroy is loading supplies in the truck and catches a glimpse of her and thinks she is so cute. Kim wants to make sure they pack some wine in a Louis Vuitton bag. What? She said in a talking head that she has super powers when she drinks wine. Fine, but pack it in a LV? Kim is now admiring Kroy’s behind while he’s loading the truck. Sweetie comes out of the house, she looks to be dreading this trip. Kim said that since she’s nervous about leaving the babies, she wants Sweetie to stay behind so she can call her all the time asking about the little kids. Sweetie was so excited she almost broke out into a dance.
Kim goes in the house to check and see what Tracy the chef has and I spy another LV bag on the kitchen counter. Maybe that’s the one for the wine. Or is that a special one for sandwiches? Tracy has the sandwiches already made and wrapped, she says they are for the drive. The other food Kroy had her get is to be cooked there. Kim recoiled a bit about the cooking part. And then she wondered if there was a Waffle House in driving distance and then she had another thought that maybe she didn’t want to eat so she doesn’t have to shit in the woods! Kim said that Kroy is from Montana and he’s really in his element with the camping. Kim says goodbye to Kash. I guess he’s staying home, which makes me wonder why Lana is going. Kroy is still loading the truck and Kim is putting wigs in the back seat of the Escalade, with seat belts on, and still loading more LV luggage. I assume LV doesn’t have wig cases. It’s all so ridiculous, I can’t stop laughing!
They’re on the road and using walkie talkies. Lana is in her own car jammin’ to some music and eating, so she doesn’t hear mama Kim calling on the talkie. Shun is in the Escalade, which is probably loaded with clothes. And wigs. Has LV failed to design wig cases? Egad! Kroy is driving the truck, with Kim, Brielle, Ariana and KJ.
They arrive and this is where you park and then haul of your stuff into the woods on foot to find a place and set up. Kroy is trying to get things hauled in and set up and the poor guy has a bunch of rookies with him. Kim is praying she doesn’t have a bear encounter. Lana has war paint on her face. Kim is exasperated that this is a lot of work and they haven’t even set up camp yet! They’re setting up a frame for a super large tent that you can stand up in. Looks like it would fit everyone. All the ladies are pitching in except Brielle is on her phone oblivious to everything. In effect, she has broken the beware of your surroundings and no phone rule shortly after arrival. They finally get it set up and Kroy realizes it’s inside out! Kim thinks they should have hired a service to set it up. I think it should come with it’s own LV bag. Chuckles. Next week there will be some fishing and hanging out around a campfire playing truth or dare.
The funny clip at the end goes back to when Kroy had the family meeting and Kim was holding her instructions shaking them and told Kroy “like, this is not Survivor, this is Don’t Be Tardy!” Sweetie is giggling like crazy. Kroy is very serious and replies, “this is basic camping!” and Kim comes back with “you’re on the wrong show!”
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